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How to master your sense of smell - Alexandra Horowitz

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Some perfumers can distinguish individual odors in a fragrance made of hundreds of scents; tea-experts have been known to sniff out the exact location of a particular tea; and the NYC Transit Authority once had a employee responsible only for sniffing out gas leaks. But can anyone learn to smell with the sensitivity of those experts? Alexandra Horowitz shares three simple steps to a better nose.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Alexandra Horowitz
  • Director Jonathan Trueblood
  • Script Editor Mia Nacamulli
  • Illustrator Jonathan Trueblood
  • Animator David Morrison
  • Sound Designer Weston Fonger
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Julianna Zarzycki

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